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Group coaching

All the benefits of coaching - all the power of community

Unlike the Thrive PhD community, group coaching experiences are open to scholars at any level or in any professional setting. If you want to strengthen your writing, or explore your professional and personal values in a deep, individual way, but do it with a cohort of like-minded people, then a group coaching experience might be for you!

In Spring 2019, there will be two types of group coaching programs available:

  • Find Your Voice, a eight week program designed to guide you through the process of finding your values, strengths, and skills, and using that foundation to build a flexible, aligned plan for your future.

  • Writing Groups, an eight week program where you are placed with a small group, swap drafts and set writing goals weekly, with space for individual accountability and progress tracking as well.

What is Find Your Voice?

Find Your Voice is an eight week program meant to help you find your voice in the crowd. Whether you’re a grad student wondering about what comes next, a ECF trying to find a new rhythm after landing the job, or a scholar working to establish your identity in an non-traditional role, this program was designed to empower you. Find Your Voice will help you do the work to find what you want from your life now, and in the future, and set you up with the tools to make that happen.

Eight weeks of curriculum to challenge and support you

Eight weeks of videos and written material will help you:

  • Evaluate where you are now, and what you need

  • Clarify your values, and what you want your life to look like now, and moving forward

  • Develop a structure to thrive now and plan for the future

  • Build awareness around your boundaries, and what you need to be at your best

The goal is to find yourself in the bigger system, and locate your agency. Find your voice so you can hear yourself in the noise of a competitive, challenging, wonderful life.

Weekly assignments, but on your own time

On our private coaching site, you’ll find weekly assignments. There are worksheets to help you reflect actively on the week’s themes, assignments to bring awareness to your daily rhythms and habits, all with feedback and engagement from me, your coach!

There are places to track your goals, metrics to measure your progress, but best of all….

it happens at your own pace.

No hard due dates, no shame or guilt if the schedule gets reconfigured, just support and structure to the extent that you want it.

Live events, accountability, and community spaces

There will also be three live events:

  • May 28, 7-8:30 pm EDT Kickoff

  • June 26, 7-8:30 pm EDT Check In

  • July 24, 7-8:30 pm EDT Wrap Up

But don’t worry if you can’t make them live - they’ll be recorded and posted, and you’ll have a chance to ask questions and participate asynchronously, too!

Plus on our private coaching site, you’ll have places to track your goals, use accountability tools, and engage in community if you’d like as well. And as usual, we aren’t on Facebook or Twitter, so it’ll be private and confidential!


Registration open now for the Find Your Voice 2019 group!

Register before May 20th for a free session with Katy!


Writing Groups Summer 2019

My writing group was the key to moving forward in my dissertation, but a good one is so hard to find! Invest in a writing group with Thrive PhD and you won’t have to worry about all the logistics, or even finding other members.

These eight week programs are designed to support your writing at a face pace - not only will you check in each week to set and revise your writing goals, but you’ll receive at least two rounds of feedback from your group members. Plus I’ll be on hand to manage deadlines, facilitate the swaps, and ensure that everyone gets quality feedback.

Focus on your writing, and let the power of the writing group do the rest.


Small groups for more writing feedback

You’ll be in a group with four other members - so you’ll really get to know their projects, and they’ll really get to know yours. Because we swap writing every week, you’ll have multiple rounds of feedback focused on your work. So if you’ve been looking for a place to send that early draft, or are nervous about sending things to your advisor or a journal, you can rest a little easier knowing that multiple people are looking at and checking your writing.

Each member will submit 10 double-spaced pages (or less) each week, so the workload will be manageable. And with the submission forms that each member fills out to guide the feedback, you can rest assured that no one will be commenting on your grammar when you want them to focus on the argument, or vice versa.

Weekly goal setting sessions and check-in, facilitated by a coach

At the beginning of each writing group session, there will be a check in with me. We’ll update each other on our progress, talk through our blocks, reflect on our systems, and set new goals for the week. So even if it isn’t your week to receive feedback, there will still be structured time to reflect on your progress.

Plus, you’ll have access to our private coaching site, where you can track your word count, see graphs and other metrics quantifying your process, and fill out an accountability journal if you’d like.

Get feedback from diverse audiences, and read more widely yourself

The writing groups were designed to be interdisciplinary, an ideal space for fostering clear and concise communication. You will get feedback on how your writing works as writing - from smart people who have the benefit of some disciplinary distance from you and your work. While your group members might not be able to provide deep disciplinary knowledge, they will be able to show you where your writing is clearest, and what arguments are the most compelling.

Plus, reading the work of your group mates will expose you to new ideas, and new methods of writing. You’ll find new ways to communicate ideas, and be well practiced in collaborating with all kinds of thinkers.

Spring 2019 Writing Group Schedule


Two times to fit your schedule, but spaces are limited!

Writing groups begin in mid April and run through early July - new groups will be starting for the summer as well - details in May! Only ten spots are available in each group, so don’t delay!

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 PM EDT (New York)

June 4 - July 30 (8 sessions + a kickoff)

Saturdays, 10:00 - 11:00 AM EDT (New York)

June 1 - July 27 (8 sessions + a kickoff)


Registration open now for our Summer 2019 writing groups!


Questions? Let’s talk.

Nervous about coaching? Not sure if this is the tool you need? Want to meet me first to see if we click? Have a question and just need to talk to some one?

Schedule a 30 minute consultation - we'll talk about where you are, where you want to go, and what you are looking for in terms of coaching to see if we are a good fit!  No pressure, just more information.

Do not worry about “wasting my time” with an appointment - these are here for you!


Questions about group coaching?

Do you have questions about the group coaching experiences? Wondering if they’re a good fit? Don’t hesitate to reach out, or book an appointment!


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